September 2016
In this issue


Parent and Family Weekend

Staying Connected

Opportunities for Students

Important Upcoming Dates

University News


Did You Know?
The Urban Male Inititive Scholars Program prepares urban male students, who have earned 60-90 credit hours, to face a challenging and ever changing post-graduate workforce.

CLASS Tutoring Services provides FREE small group tutoring by peer tutors in content area courses.

Student Media provides students with a chance to gain real world experience in print journalism, television, an radio broadcast production. 

Quick Links

Parent and Family Conversations
FAU is a wonderful campus and home for your student. FAU is full of resources to help your student succeed but it's their choice to take advantage of those opportunities.  Here on campus there are many organizations that your students can be apart of such as Greek Life, Athletics, & Leadership organizations. A lot of students are influenced to become involved due to classmates being in those organizations previously. Parents talk to your students one-on-one and discuss with them that college is more than just going to class....Get Involved! 

OPA Homecoming Celebration

Save the Date

October 29, 2016

Homecoming is an annual tradition to welcome alumni, parents, and current students to the university. Parents and families are welcome to participate in weekend Homecoming festivities with their student. The Owl Parent Association sponsors the Parent and Family Homecoming Celebration every Fall semester, which occurs during Homecoming weekend.
*Registration and Schedule will open shortly

Live Chats

The Office of Parent and Family Programs is excited to announce the launch of Live Chats! Feel free to visit our website to chat us regarding any FAU related question. We are also offering Live Chat events. If you have a question pertaining to a specific topic below, we encourage you to join us on these days to receive a live response from the Office of Parent and Family Programs. 

All chats occur from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. EST

October 3: Mid-term Conversations
October 12: Homecoming Registration  
November 9: Housing 
November 22: General Questions
November 30: Encouraging your student and Final Exams 

Opportunities to Share with your Student

Homecoming 2016 Week: October 22-29
Each year, Owls come back from across the country to celebrate with current students what it means to be apart of the FAU Nation. Homecoming 2016 carries on that legacy and focuses on our bold commitment to increased global awareness, citizenship, and unyielding institutional pride. From concerts to competitions, there is no better way to show that you are #OwlIn. 

Is your student interested in Internships & part-time jobs? 
The FAU Career Center is a centralized, comprehensive operation geared to assist all FAU students with their career management needs. Our office is a full-function career planning center serving all FAU students from freshman year through graduation.

Beyond Food 
Donate non-perishable and canned foods to help stock BEYOND Food and Boca Helping Hands, our community partner. Deliver donations to the Weppner Center for LEAD & Service-Learning or email to request pick up.

Important Upcoming Dates
September 7: Career Fair 
September 19: Last day to do a complete withdrawal & receive a 25% tuition adjustment 
September 23-25:  Parent & Family Weekend 
October 3-7: Midterm Week
October 10-11: Fall break 
October 22-29: Homecoming Week 
October 31: Spring semester registration begins 

University News

'FAU Guardian' to Enhance Student Safety
FAU's Police Department is launching "FAU Guardian," a free mobile app that turns any smartphone into a personal safety device.

'Cans for Cites' to Benefit FAU's Beyond Food Program
Florida Atlantic University faculty, staff and students who find a parking ticket on their windshield this week can hold on to their money.

FAU'S Incoming Freshmen Class Boasts Higher GPA Ever 
Florida Atlantic University's incoming freshman class boasts the highest GPA in the university's history.